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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Alex Hamilton scored 25 points and Louisiana Tech made 11 3-pointers in rolling to an 84-72 victory over Texas A&M in the second round of the NIT on Monday night. Hamilton was 9 of 15 from the field, including 3 of 6 from long distance, for Louisiana Tech (27-8). Kenneth Smith drained all four of his 3-point attempts and finished with 16 points and...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech cruises into NIT quarterfinals

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Alex Hamilton scored 25 points and Louisiana Tech made 11 3-pointers as the Bulldogs rolled to an 84-72 victory over Texas A&M in the second round of the NIT on Monday. Hamilton was 9 of 15 from the field, including 3 of 6 from distance, for Louisiana Tech (27-8). Kenneth Smith drained all four of his 3-point attempts and finished with 16 points and...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

McCree, Louisiana Tech beat Rice 70-64, advance in C-USA

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Erik McCree had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 1 seed Louisiana Tech beat ninth-seeded Rice 70-64 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament on Thursday night. Alex Hamilton scored 15, Raheem Appleby 11, and Michale Kiser added 10 for Louisiana Tech (25-7), which will face fourth-seeded UAB in the semifinals Friday. Rice (12-20), which trailed...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana State beats Texas-San Antonio 76-66

RUSTON, La. (AP) Erik McCree scored 16 points and led five players in double figures as Louisiana Tech beat the University of Texas-San Antonio 76-66 on Saturday night. Alex Hamilton added 15 points for the Bulldogs (23-7, 14-3 Conference USA). Raheem Appleby and Kenneth Smith had 12 points apiece and Michale Kyser had 10. Louisiana Tech pulled away 27-16 on a 3-pointer by Appleby...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech beats Charlotte, 83-82 in OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Alex Hamilton scored four of his 29 points in overtime to help Louisiana Tech beat Charlotte 83-82 on Thursday night. Raheem Appleby scored on a layup and Hamilton added back-to-back layups as the Bulldogs used a 6-1 surge to build a 79-74 lead with 3:00 left in overtime. Charlotte's Mike Thorne Jr. answered with a bucket to make it 79-76, but the 49ers missed...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech routs FIU,75-42, takes C-USA lead

RUSTON, La. (AP) Raheem Appleby and Alex Hamilton each scored 14 points as Louisiana Tech roared past Florida International, 75-42, to earn its 20th win of the season and take over sole possession of first place in Conference USA Saturday night. The Bulldogs (20-6, 11-2) entered Saturday tied with Western Kentucky atop the conference standings, but the Hilltoppers were upset by...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech stays atop C-USA standings; beats FAU 65-54

RUSTON, La. (AP) Erik McCree and Alex Hamilton scored 15 points apiece as Louisiana Tech beat Florida Atlantic 65-54 on Thursday night to remain atop the Conference USA standings. Kenneth Smith and Michale Kyser added 10 points apiece for Louisiana Tech (19-6, 10-2). The Bulldogs forced 16 turnovers and held the Owls to 19-of-49 shooting (38.8 percent). Hamilton's three-point play...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech bounces back, tops Rice 58-45

HOUSTON (AP) Erik McCree and Alex Hamilton both scored 13 points as Louisiana Tech rebounded from its first Conference USA loss to top Rice 58-45 on Saturday night. LA Tech tried to overcome a 21-point halftime deficit in a 73-66 loss to Texas State Thursday and is now 14-3 over the past three seasons after suffering a loss. Hamilton knocked down a 3-pointer with 9:19 left in the...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech pushes past Middle Tennessee 75-68

RUSTON, La. (AP) Alex Hamilton finished with 30 points and made a school-record 20 free throws, pacing Louisiana Tech to a 75-68 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Raheem Appleby chipped in 18 points, Kenneth Smith added 10 assists with seven rebounds, and Michale Kyser had nine points and six blocks for the Bulldogs (14-4, 5-0 Conference USA). Hamilton was 5 of 9 from the...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech tops UAB on late free throws, 74-71

RUSTON, La. (AP) Alex Hamilton drilled a 3-pointer that gave Louisiana Tech a lead with under five minutes to play, then hit a pair of clutch free throws to clinch a 74-71 victory over Alabama-Birmingham in a Conference USA contest Thursday night. The victory makes Louisiana Tech 4-0 in Conference USA play while UAB gets tagged with its first conference loss. Tosin Mehinti dunked...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Appleby with 25 points, Louisiana Tech beats UTSA 84-72

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Raheem Appleby scored 25 points, Erik McCree and Alex Hamilton added 16 apiece and Louisiana Tech beat UTSA 84-72 on Saturday. Jacobi Boykins chipped in 13 points for the Bulldogs (12-4, 3-0 Conference USA), who shot above 50 percent in field goals (29 of 53) and 3-pointers (12 of 22). The contest saw no more than a five-point difference in the opening half, and...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech shuts down UTEP, 58-45

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Raheem Appleby scored 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting from the field to lead Louisiana Tech to a 58-45 victory over UTEP on Thursday night. Erik McCree finished with 13 points and six rebounds for Louisiana Tech (11-4, 2-0 Conference USA). Alex Hamilton added 11 points for the Bulldogs, who have won three straight games and four of their last five. Louisiana Tech...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech coasts to 74-52 win over S Arkansas

RUSTON, La. (AP) Alex Hamilton scored 17 points and Xavian Stapleton added 16 more to lead Louisiana Tech to a 74-52 win over Southern Arkansas on Monday night. Raheem Appleby contributed 12 points and Michale Kyser had 10 points and nine rebounds for Tech (9-4), which shot 43.9 percent from the floor to extend its home court win streak to 20. Kenneth Smith dished out 11 assists...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse snaps skid, beats Louisiana Tech 71-69

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Rakeem Christmas hit a hook in the lane with 2.2 seconds left and Syracuse held off Louisiana Tech 71-69 on Sunday to snap a two-game losing streak. Syracuse led by 10 points twice in the second half, but the Bulldogs wouldn't go away. After Chris McCullough hit two free throws to give the Orange a 61-51 lead with 6:06 left, Alex Hamilton scored nine straight...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyser, Louisiana Tech beat Jackson State 65-52

RUSTON, La. (AP) Michale Kyser had nine points, nine rebounds and seven blocks Saturday night, and Louisiana Tech won its sixth straight with a 65-52 victory over Jackson State. Alex Hamilton had 13 points, Raheem Appleby added 11 points and Kenneth Smith had 10 assists for Louisiana Tech (7-1). The Bulldogs scored 10 straight early in the second half and stretched their lead to...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech gets past Northwestern State 99-88

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Alex Hamilton scored 30 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 99-88 victory over Northwestern State on Tuesday night. Hamilton, who hit 8 of 17 from the floor and made 11 of 16 free throw attempts, was one point shy of his career high. Raheem Appleby added 18 points and Michale Kyser had 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for Louisiana Tech (6-1). The Bulldogs...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech beats Southern 85-76

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Alex Hamilton scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds Friday night, leading Louisiana Tech to an 85-76 win against Southern in the season opening game for both teams. Four of five starters had 10 or more points for Louisiana Tech, with Erik McCree adding 17 points and eight boards, and Raheem Appleby and Kenneth Smith each finishing with 15 apiece. Overall...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech rolls by Middle Tennessee 55-39

Jaron Johnson scored 15 points and Louisiana Tech topped Middle Tennessee 55-39 Thursday to move into a first-place tie in the Conference USA standings. Louisiana Tech (23-6, 11-3) and Middle Tennessee (21-8, 11-3) are part of a four-way tie atop the standings. Each team has two conference games remaining. Louisiana Tech closed the first half on a 9-2 run for a 27-19 lead. Middle...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech holds off Old Dominion 71-66

Alex Hamilton scored 20 points and Chris Anderson 19 as Louisiana Tech held off Old Dominion for a 71-66 victory on Saturday night in the first meeting between the programs. The victory left the Bulldogs (22-6, 10-3) in a four-way tie for second in Conference USA, a game back of Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech's next opponent. Kenyon McNeail added 14 and Jaron Johnson 10 for the...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech routs Marshall 98-77

Alex Hamilton scored 24 points and Kenyon McNeail added 22 as Louisiana Tech routed Marshall 98-77 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (17-4, 5-1 Conference USA) raced to a 17-2 lead en route to scoring 57 first-half points and winning their ninth game out of their last 10. All five of Louisiana Tech's conference wins have been by at least 20 points. Louisiana Tech shot 52.2 percent...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech crushes Tulane 73-45

Jaron Johnson and Kenyon McNeail both scored 14 points as Louisiana Tech crushed Tulane 73-45 on Thursday. La Tech (15-3, 3-0 Conference USA) got 11 points from both Alex Hamilton and Chris Anderson. The Bulldogs shot 35.5 percent as a team, including 11 of 35 beyond the arc. They dominated on the boards, out-rebounding Tulane 53-37. Tulane (9-9, 1-2) shot just 23 percent from...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech crushes Longwood 126-52

Kenyon McNeail scored 21 points as Louisiana Tech crushed Longwood 126-52 on Saturday. McNeail went 5 of 10 from beyond the arc, and the Bulldogs (12-3) made 17 of 35 (49 percent) as a team, as they hit the century mark for the fifth time this season. The 126 points was a single-game school record, topping the 123 scored against Southern Miss in 1972. Raheem Appleby had 18 points...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech beats Oklahoma 102-98 in OT

Alex Hamilton scored 10 of his game-high 31 points in overtime as Louisiana Tech snapped Oklahoma's seven-game winning streak with a 102-98 win at Lloyd Noble Center on Monday night. Louisiana Tech trailed by as many as four points in overtime before four quick points from Hamilton put the Bulldogs back in the game. Raheem Appleby made two free throws with 39 seconds left to give...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech defeats Louisiana-Monroe 83-61

Alex Hamilton led Louisiana Tech with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists on Sunday in an 83-61 victory over Louisiana-Monroe. Michale Kyser put Louisiana Tech up by 20 with a layup just 8 seconds into the second half and the Bulldogs never allowed ULM to get any closer. Jaron Johnson and Cordarius Johnson each scored 12. Michale Kyser added 10 points and four blocks for...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech drops Northwestern St 93-71

Raheem Appleby scored 28 points as Louisiana Tech ran away from Northwestern State 93-71 on Wednesday night. Louisiana Tech (8-2) shot 58.5 percent from the floor, including 5 of 15 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Alex Hamilton added 13 points while Kenneth Smith dished out 12 assists to go with his 12 points. Northwestern State (3-5) was paced by Jalan West's 28 points while...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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